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Patrick S. Davis

March 13, 1948 — June 9, 2023


Patrick Scott Davis, affectionately known as Pat or “The Mayor”, passed away on Friday, June 9th, 2023, at the age of 75, at the Stillwater Hospice in Fort Wayne. He was born in Wabash, Indiana on March 13th, 1948, to James Davis and Helen Shanks (Hettmansperger).

Pat graduated from Wabash High School in 1966 and started his career at Dana Corp in Andrews, Indiana, where he worked his way up from the bottom. Pat retired after an impressive 40 years as a screw machine supervisor at Dana Corp. During his career, he created many new devices that improved productivity and inspired many to follow in his footsteps.

Pat spent his free time on Lake Wawasee and cherished home life in Syracuse and the “farm” in Wabash. He enjoyed cooking for family functions and the Frog Tavern, where he always cooked too much food and shared it with anyone willing to try it. Pat was an extrovert; never meeting a stranger. This made him a wonderful friend and so easy to love.

Pat had various hobbies throughout his life that included history; he was a human encyclopedia who loved politics, especially the Republican party. He was always willing to teach or share any knowledge he had with others. In addition, gardening and canning produce were among some of his other favorite things aside from spending time with family.

Those who survive with his memories to cherish include his wife of 34 years, Marilyn Davis; sons, Timothy Shoemaker (Jacqueline), Douglas Shoemaker, Jeremy Davis (Dawn), and James B. Davis (Erin); grandchildren, Katelynn Davis, Savannah Beigh, and Maddox Davis; and brothers, William Davis (Ulonda) and James E. Davis (Carol). He is preceded in passing by his parents. 

Titus Funeral Home of Syracuse is entrusted with the care of Pat. A Life Celebration will be held at a later date. To make a donation in honor of Pat, memorial gifts are appreciated to New Hope Pet Rescue, 72555 Co. Rd. 29 Syracuse, Indiana 46567. To leave a condolence, please visit

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